Park Police Receive Target Grant
by Lt. Karen Petrarca
Photo by Lt. Karen Petrarca
L-R: Dana Brassell, Detective Bill Kellogg, and Jerry Amato, Target District Assests Protection Team Leader, District 448
T h e M a r y l a n d - N a t i o n a l C a p i t a l P a r k P o l i c e r e c e i v e d a g r a n t o f $ 1 , 0 0 0 f r o m t h e T a r g e Corporation in recognition of its crime preven- tion work. The grant will be used to purchase crime prevention materials such as magnets imprinted with the Park Police’s emergency number. These crime preven- tion materials will be distributed to community groups and large gatherings throughout the county. t
Target has proven to be a valuable resource to the Park Police in our pursuit of criminals who use stolen credit cards. Their valuable assistance in helping detectives to track video surveillance as well as their exceptional training of their associates lends to the making of an effective team.
This grant is part of Target’s ongoing efforts to strengthen families and communities throughout the country. Since opening its doors, Target has given five percent of its income to organizations that support education, the arts, and safe families and communities. Today, that translates to $3 million every week!
“At Target, we are making a real difference every day through our grant-making program,” said Laysha Ward, Vice President of Community Relations. “We’re proud to partner with The Maryland-National Capital Park Police, Montgomery County Division, as part of our ongoing commitment to give back to the communities where our guests and team members live and work.” G
(Editor’s note: Thanks to Lt. Karen Petrarca for initiat- ing and applying for this grant.)
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